|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties|
|Division (II) Communication of Ideas|
| Section III. Means of Communicating Ideas|
| 3. Written Language|
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|NOUN:||WRITING &c. v.; chirography, stelography [rare], monography, stylography, cerography, graphology; pencraft, penmanship; quill driving [humorous]; typewriting.|
stroke -, dash- of the pen; coup de plume [F.]; line; headline; pen and ink.
MANUSCRIPT, MS., writing, litter script [L.]; these presents [law].
CHARACTER, letter [See Letter]; uncial writing, cuneiform character, arrowhead, contraction; Ogham, runes; hieroglyphic, hieratic, demotic, Hebrew, Greek, Cyrillic, Roman; Arabic, Persian, Naskhi or Neskhi, Shikasta, Nastalik or Talik; Brahmi, Devanagari, Nagari; Chinese; script.
SHORTHAND; stenography, brachygraphy, tachygraphy; secret writing, writing in cipher; cryptography, steganography; phonography, pasigraphy, polygraphy [rare], logography.
COPY; transcript, rescript; rough -, fair- copy; rough draft.
HANDWRITING; signature, sign manual, mark, autograph, monograph, holograph; hand, fist [colloq.].
CALLIGRAPHY; good -, running -, flowing -, cursive -, Italian -, slanting -, perpendicular -, round -, copybook -, fine -, legible -, bold- hand.
CACOGRAPHY, griffonage [F.], barbouillage [F.]; bad -, cramped -, crabbed -, illegible- hand; scribble &c. v.; pattes de mouche [F.], fly tracks; ill-formed letters; pothooks and hangers.
STATIONERY; pen, reed, quill, goose quill; pencil, style, stylograph, stylographic pen, fountain pen; paper, foolscap, parchment, vellum, papyrus, tablet, block, pad, notebook, memorandum book, copybook, commonplace-book; slate, marble, pillar, table; blackboard; ink-bottle, inkhorn, inkpot, inkstand, inkwell; typewriter.
COMPOSITION, authorship; cacoëthes scribendi [L.]; graphomania; lucubration, production, work, preparation; screed, article, paper, pamphlet; book [See Book]; essay, theme, thesis; novel, textbook, poem, book of poems, book of verse; compilation, anthology; piece of music, morceau [F.] (musical composition) [See Music].
transcription (copy) [See Copy]; inscription (record) [See Record]; superscription (indication) [See Indication].
WRITER, scribe, amanuensis, scrivener, secretary, clerk, penman, copyist, transcriber, quill driver [humorous]; stenographer, brachygrapher, tachygrapher, phonographer, logographer, cipherer, cryptographer or cryptographist, steganographist; typewriter, typist; writer for the press (author) [See Book]; chirographer, cerographist; monographist, graphomaniac; calligraphist, calligrapher; cacographer; graphologist.
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|VERB:||WRITE, pen, typewrite, type [colloq.]; copy, engross; write out, - fair; transcribe; scribble, scrawl, scrabble, scratch; interline; take down in -shorthand, - longhand; spoil -, stain- paper [humorous]; note down; write down (record) [See Record]; sign (attest) [See Evidence]; enface.|
COMPOSE, indite, draw up, draft, formulate; dictate; inscribe, throw on paper, dash off; manifold.
take up the pen, take pen in hand; shed -, spill -, dip ones pen in- ink.
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|ADJECTIVE:||writing &c. v.; written &c. v.; in writing, in black and white; under ones hand.|
uncial, runic, cuneiform, hieroglyphic or hieroglyphical, arrowhead &c. n.
STENOGRAPHIC, phonographic, brachygraphic, cryptographic, pasigraphic, logographic, tachygraphic; stenographical &c.
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|ADVERB:||currente calamo [L.]; pen in hand; with the pen of a ready writer; that the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein [Bible].|
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- Audacter et sincere.
- Le style est lhomme même.
- Natures noblest giftmy gray goose quill.Byron
- Scribendi recte sapere et principium et fons.Horace
- That mighty instrument of little men.Byron
- The pen became a clarion.Longfellow